Smoke detectors save lives. They are the early warning system that everyone should have in their house to alert them to the fact that there is a threat. Because, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. These days, Big Tobacco is playing the part of a smoke detector for your organization because there’s definitely smoke to report on - literally and figuratively - and with it comes a flame that could threaten your organization.
Advertising is, in part, an art of persuasion - awakening people to a personal reason to choose one product or service over another. But while advertisers help other's peddle their wares, they also have to 'sell' themselves to get firms to choose them. Unfortunately, the side effect of advertisers advertising has been the development of unrealistic expectations of what agencies actually offer on a day-to-day basis.